Bilgram, Hardoi district, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Died||1790 (aged 58)|
Cairo, now Egypt
|Occupation||Muslim Scholar, Lexicographer|
|Notable works||Tāj al-ʿArūs (تاج العروس)|
Born during the year 1145AH/1732CE in Bilgram Hardoi district, Uttar Pradesh, India) into a family originally from Wasit in Iraq, his parents moved to the Hadramawt region in the east of Yemen, where the Husaynī tribe is situated, and he himself later on spent time in Zabīd in the south western coastal plains of Yemen which was, at the time, a centre for academic learning, before dying in Egypt during an epidemic plague in the year 1205AH/1790CE.
He is also the author of the renowned dictionary Taj al-Arus Min Jawahir al-Qamus (تاج العروس; The Bride's Crown from the Pearls of the Qamus (Ocean)). It is an expansion of Fairuzabadi's Al-Qamoos, which is the second most frequently cited dictionary of Classical Arabic (after Lisān al-ʿArab by Ibn Manẓūr).
- Reichmuth, Stefan (2009). The World of Murtaḍá Al-Zabīdī (1732-91): Life, Networks and Writings. Gibb Memorial Trust. Cover. ISBN 9780906094600.
- Muhanna, Elias (2017). The World in a Book: Al-Nuwayri and the Islamic Encyclopedic Tradition. Princeton University Press. p. 55. ISBN 9780691175560.
- A short biography and list of works: Imam Sayyid Murtada al-Zabidi
- The entire work of Taj al-Arus in pdf format: https://archive.org/details/alhelawy09
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